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Special K

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892 posts

45 months

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Thursday 15th March 2012 quote quote all
Post up pics of your favourite older Yank or Brit / European Trucks

I'll start with a pic of my Dads old custom Atkinson Borderer



Sorry for the quality but its the only picture left of it that we have, taken in Yorkshire at a truck show in the late Seventies

Edited by Special K on Thursday 15th March 17:06


Edited by Special K on Saturday 17th March 21:02

Stu R

20,819 posts

101 months

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Thursday 15th March 2012 quote quote all
I love some of the old American trucks, particularly peterbilt.


Tommy Saxondale

1,310 posts

80 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
DAF 3300 ATI



Scania 140 V8 6 x 4



The Scania is a rather famous one having starred in the BBC film Destination Doha

rumple

4,669 posts

37 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
Tommy Saxondale said:
DAF 3300 ATI



Scania 140 V8 6 x 4



The Scania is a rather famous one having starred in the BBC film Destination Doha
Love that daf, on the scany, 143 500 streamliner cab for me, never liked the 4 series the 143 is the top dog, closely followed by a 142.

stevenr

794 posts

80 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all


This was my grandfathers pride and joy,it belonged to the local council and was a special build of some sort.I was too young at the time to know facts and figures but i remember the noise very very well.

I met a guy that also drove council lorries a few years ago through work and he said you would hear this thing coming and just moved out of the way,was pointless trying to stay in front of him biggrin

Edited by stevenr on Sunday 8th July 18:35

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Special K

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892 posts

45 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
Great looking trucks the early Scania, liking the DAF too, fond memories of being about 5 years old looking through T+D magazine asking my Dad if he could get one next smile

Lucas CAV

1,280 posts

105 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
Special K said:
Post up pics of your favourite older Yank or Brit / European Trucks

I'll start with a pic of my Dads old custom Atkinson Borderer



Sorry for the quality but its the only picture left of it that we have, taken in Yorkshire at a truck show in the late Seventies

Edited by Special K on Thursday 15th March 17:06


Edited by Special K on Saturday 17th March 21:02
Can you remember its reg. number?

Humper

672 posts

48 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
The truck i drove at 21, still in its original livery when this was taken.




Lucas CAV

1,280 posts

105 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
stevenr said:


This was my grandfathers pride and joy,it belonged to the local council and was a special build of some sort.I was too young at the time to know facts and figures but i remember the noise very very well.

I met a guy that also drove council lorries a few years through work ago and he said you would hear this thing coming and just moved out of the way,was pointless trying to stay in front of him biggrin
Leyland Constructor probably?

stevenr

794 posts

80 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
Yes it was a constructor,there was something to do with it having a bigger engine than it should or something along those lines.There were 2 of them,one was in Caithness and this one was Sutherland.

Special K

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892 posts

45 months

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Monday 19th March 2012 quote quote all
Lucas CAV said:
Special K said:
Post up pics of your favourite older Yank or Brit / European Trucks

I'll start with a pic of my Dads old custom Atkinson Borderer



Sorry for the quality but its the only picture left of it that we have, taken in Yorkshire at a truck show in the late Seventies

Edited by Special K on Thursday 15th March 17:06


Edited by Special K on Saturday 17th March 21:02
Can you remember its reg. number?
Yes, UTU 810M. Dad sold it to a fairground operator and I think it's still in service but as a six wheeler.

ETA - After googling the reg the other day I found this. Dad has commented on the pic after I mailed it to him.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23107633@N06/28489708...


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soda

1,131 posts

47 months

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Tuesday 20th March 2012 quote quote all
A quick query for any vintage beards. I saw an old breakdown/heavy recovery truck last year, not working and I reckon it must have been at a show somewhere.

It was massive, looked a bit like a Scammell but it wasn't I don't think. Similar big bonnet design but the grill was massive and the full width of the front. Just out of idle curiousity could anybody enlighten me?

Lucas CAV

1,280 posts

105 months

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Tuesday 20th March 2012 quote quote all
soda said:
A quick query for any vintage beards. I saw an old breakdown/heavy recovery truck last year, not working and I reckon it must have been at a show somewhere.

It was massive, looked a bit like a Scammell but it wasn't I don't think. Similar big bonnet design but the grill was massive and the full width of the front. Just out of idle curiousity could anybody enlighten me?
Leyland Martian?
An AEC Mogul?
Thornycroft Antar?
Rotinoff?

DoctorX

1,941 posts

53 months

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Tuesday 20th March 2012 quote quote all
Favourites include this, my dad's old F86 (and subsequent Volvo F7's). Spent all my school hols in these.


Ran one of these for a while too, I can still hear that air cooled engine to this day...

Special K

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892 posts

45 months

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Tuesday 20th March 2012 quote quote all
Wow a Magirus Deutz. Not the most common sight over here. There used to be an advert in T&D most months in the 80's for those iirc ?

DoctorX

1,941 posts

53 months

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Tuesday 20th March 2012 quote quote all
No, there weren't many around. That's why I liked it. Unfortunately got written off by a dumb fitter. Subsequent trucks just had no character in comparison.

soda

1,131 posts

47 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
Lucas CAV said:
soda said:
A quick query for any vintage beards. I saw an old breakdown/heavy recovery truck last year, not working and I reckon it must have been at a show somewhere.

It was massive, looked a bit like a Scammell but it wasn't I don't think. Similar big bonnet design but the grill was massive and the full width of the front. Just out of idle curiousity could anybody enlighten me?
Leyland Martian?
An AEC Mogul?
Thornycroft Antar?
Rotinoff?
Well done that man, after a furious google image hunt I reckon it was a Thornycroft Antar smile

Lucas CAV

1,280 posts

105 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
soda said:
Lucas CAV said:
soda said:
A quick query for any vintage beards. I saw an old breakdown/heavy recovery truck last year, not working and I reckon it must have been at a show somewhere.

It was massive, looked a bit like a Scammell but it wasn't I don't think. Similar big bonnet design but the grill was massive and the full width of the front. Just out of idle curiousity could anybody enlighten me?
Leyland Martian?
An AEC Mogul?
Thornycroft Antar?
Rotinoff?
Well done that man, after a furious google image hunt I reckon it was a Thornycroft Antar smile
They are not for the shallow of pocket - esp if still petrol engined....

M3John

5,854 posts

105 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Lucas CAV said:
soda said:
Lucas CAV said:
soda said:
A quick query for any vintage beards. I saw an old breakdown/heavy recovery truck last year, not working and I reckon it must have been at a show somewhere.

It was massive, looked a bit like a Scammell but it wasn't I don't think. Similar big bonnet design but the grill was massive and the full width of the front. Just out of idle curiousity could anybody enlighten me?
Leyland Martian?
An AEC Mogul?
Thornycroft Antar?
Rotinoff?
Well done that man, after a furious google image hunt I reckon it was a Thornycroft Antar smile
They are not for the shallow of pocket - esp if still petrol engined....
The Mighty Antar! I absolutely love these. smile

Here are a few pictures taken back in around 1992/3 with me as a young boy having a ride in one at the Enfield Pageant Of Motoring :


Waving from the passenger window :




According to the owner (John Preswood), the ballast box was added by him to give it more traction as on the gear changes it would (briefly) spin the wheels and hop. I also recall him saying that it did 2MPG - yes, two miles per gallon ! And that when he took it somewhere, because of it's shear size (10ft high & 10.6ft wide) he had to notify the police at least a day before hand. He also said that the Mighty Antar could pull 100 tonnes up a 1-in-6 hill without breaking too much of a sweat. The unit in this picture was weighed at 32 tonnes :




You get an idea of the size of the thing when you see it parked in front of the double decker buses like this. In this picture the truck to the right is John Preswood's other chariot - a Scammell Constructor with a Scammell Crusader cab fitted by himself. This was his working vehicle and it had a giant of a towing crane on the back.




Forthright MC

8,025 posts

169 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
One of the owners of one of my very local hauliers has this rather lovely (and very rare!) Centurion 3 Series Scania in his posession! -



cool

Must say the regular 143 is still a tidy yoke too -



Was a very nice Sed Atki in front of the one ^ ! -



The old volvo F range are a fave here too -






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